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We believe that fear should not stand between you and a stunning smile. Our center specializes in treating patients with dental phobia. Our team of dental specialists will work together to minimize the number of visits. We use real IV sedation that will let you relax and not feel a thing throughout the procedure.

If you have a fear of dentistry or receiving dental care, you are not alone. It is estimated that about 75% of American adults experience anxiety when going to the dentist’s office. If left unchecked, this fear can have a negative impact on an individual’s dental health and personal image.

At our New York practice we take dental anxiety seriously and go to great lengths to put our patients at ease. If you have had a traumatic dental experience in the past, we are committed to working with you so you can overcome your fear and receive the quality dental treatment that you deserve. From the moment you walk in, we welcome you with luxury setting, soft music, friendly and non-judgmental team who care about each person and will slowly go over your treatment options and how they will make the visit pain-free and maybe even… enjoyable.



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Our latest book about
overcoming dental phobia

Intravenous Sedation (IV) Sedation and Anxiety Management

In their years of experience, our NYC-based specialists have found full IV sedation to be a highly effective way to ameliorate of dental phobia. IV sedation, sometimes referred to as “twilight sleep,” is a type of anesthesia that completely relaxes the patient. Although lighter than general anesthesia, IV sedation eliminates pain and leaves patients with no memory of the procedure. Our qualified team of specialists prefers IV sedation to other forms of anesthesia for a variety of reasons. Some benefits of IV sedation include:

  • Reliability. IV sedation offers reliable and immediate results, making it a predictable anesthesia.
  • Patient comfort. You will be fully relaxed and pain-free during the dental procedure.
  • Faster recovery. When compared to oral sedation, IV sedation enables you to recover more quickly.
  • Safe. The IV sedation will only be administered by a certified IV dentist.

After your procedure, we will assist you to our modern, clean recovery room. You can relax quietly until you feel absolutely ready to leave the office.

Experts in Dealing with Dental Phobia

We treat patients with minor and severe dental phobia. Drs. Schmidt and Zelig have recently published the book “The Fearless Smile: Overcoming Dental Phobia” in collaboration with psychologist Dr. Robert Reiner. The book summarizes lessons they learned from years of treating patients who are afraid of dentists. They explore the causes of dental phobia and provide case studies of individuals who have successfully overcome their paralyzing fear through behavioral methods and anaesthesia dentistry.

We want you to feel confident about your smile, without the fear!

Feel free to ask questions or if you are ready,
call our office to set up a fear-free appointment.

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